Tomato Equivalents

How to measure tomatoes

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Different varieties of tomatoes are interchangeable in most recipes.

Tomato Equivalents

  • 3 medium globe tomatoes = 1 pound
  • 8 small plum tomatoes = 1 pound
  • 25 to 30 cherry tomatoes = 1 pound
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes = 1 pound
  • 3/8 cup of tomato paste plus 1/2 cup water = 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes = 1-1/2 cups fresh, chopped, cooked tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound or 1 tomato = 1 serving
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh tomato = 1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh = 1-1/2 cups chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) can = 2 cups
  • 1 (35-ounce) can = 4 cups undrained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can = 3 cups undrained

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